Pulmicort Turbuhaler : Budesonide 200 mcg Inhaler
- Full Description
Description: Pulmiocort, active ingredient budesonide, is is a corticosteroid used to prevent bronchial asthma. It is not used to relieve an asthma attack. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Before Using This Medicine: WARNING: If you have switched from an oral corticosteroid (e.g., prednisone tablets) to this inhaler within the past 12 months, your body may not produce enough natural steroids. You may need to start taking additional corticosteroids, especially if your body is stressed due to major infections such as stomach infections (gastroenteritis), surgery, or injury. Deaths have occurred during such stresses, due to low steroid levels. Consult your doctor or pharmacist now for specific advice regarding stress situations; you may need to carry a supply of corticosteroid tablets as a precaution. Routine blood tests may be performed (e.g., morning cortisol levels). Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following signs of low steroid levels: unusual weakness, sudden weight loss, vomiting, fainting or severe dizziness. Carry a warning card or medical ID bracelet that identifies your need for oral corticosteroids during times of stress as noted. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions such as: glaucoma, cataracts, and any illnesses or infections. Inform your doctor of any recent exposure to contagious diseases such as chickenpox and measles. Also, tell your doctor about any allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.
|Drug class||Hard drugs: required to use a doctor's prescription.|
|The packaging||1 turbuhaler with 100 doses @ 200 mcg / dose|
Description of the drug
Pulmicort Turbuhaler is used to treat asthma caused by inflammation in the airways (bronchi). This medicine is a strong medicine that requires a doctor's prescription. Pulmicort Turbuhaler contains budesonide.
Indications (benefits) of the drug
Overcome asthma caused by inflammation in the airways (bronchi).
Composition of the drug
The use of drugs must be according to instructions on the packaging and doctor's advice
- Initial dose: 200-1200 mcg / day, in 2-4 divided doses.
- The maintenance dose is individual and must be as low as possible